Phoenix Overture release day!

Today is the release day of our very own Jodi Meadows’ novella, Phoenix Overture. Even before I read the novella itself, I loved that title, and now I can say I love the novella just as much! Novellas are tricky to write, and Phoenix Overture does such a great job of telling a self-contained story that, at the same time, allows readers a deeper look at the characters we already love. In this case, of course, I’m talking about Sam!

Oh, Sam. Baby Sam. Okay, so he’s obviously not actually a baby in this novella, but he’s worlds younger than the Sam we know from Incarnate and Asunder, and I found it fascinating to get to know this version of him. Jodi paints a character who is very much recognizable as the boy Ana falls in love with lifetimes later—but also one believably newer to the world.

Sam isn’t the only familiar character who shows up—though for fear of spoilers, I’ll let you read the novella to see who else makes an appearance 😉 We also get to meet some characters who, while very important to Sam’s life, don’t play a role in the first two novels.

I loved getting to know the characters better, as well as getting tantalizing hints as to the history and origin of Ana and Sam’s world. Not to mention—now I’m dying even more for Infinite!

To celebrate the release, I’m giving away a copy of the novella 😀

Have the happiest of release days, Jodi!! <3 <3

Phoenix Overture

In the wilds around the Community where Sam and his family have taken shelter, life is dangerous. Dragons, trolls, centaurs, and other monsters fill the world. The word comes from the council that everyone must leave and journey to rescue their leader, Janan, who has been abducted by a mysterious new enemy in the north. Faced with overwhelming threats that bring death and destruction, Sam and the others reach the northern Range and, reunited with Janan, are given an unimaginable opportunity. Although it would give them the privilege to live and learn and love without fear, the choice is not without its own dire consequences. And lives—though not theirs—are sure to be lost. Just how much are they willing to give up to save themselves?

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23 Responses to Phoenix Overture release day!

  1. Brooke Sep 3 2013 at 6:15 am #

    YAY! Congrats Jodi! I can’t wait to read this! EEK!

    • jodimeadows Sep 3 2013 at 8:37 am #

      Yay, thank you! I’m so excited to share it!

  2. Julie Eshbaugh Sep 3 2013 at 7:31 am #

    Congrats Jodi! I can’t wait to learn more about Sam! 🙂

  3. Mary H Sep 3 2013 at 9:22 am #

    Yay for Sam! I love him, Jodi. You know this. Can’t wait to read it!

    • jodimeadows Sep 3 2013 at 8:07 pm #

      Yes! I can’t wait for you to read, either!

  4. Lisa Loves Literatur Sep 3 2013 at 9:29 am #

    I can’t wait to read this, love this series!!

  5. Klaudia Sep 3 2013 at 9:36 am #

    I wish I read ASUNDER already, but congrats Jodi on the release! I can’t wait to get my hands on this novella. 🙂

    • jodimeadows Sep 3 2013 at 8:08 pm #

      Fortunately there’s no deadline! You can read them whenever you like!

  6. Jessica R Sep 3 2013 at 9:48 am #

    Congrats, Jodi! I’m so excited to read some history about Sam. This really sounds fascinating so I’m glad you got the go-ahead to do it! Woohoo! 🙂

    • jodimeadows Sep 3 2013 at 8:10 pm #

      Thanks, Jessica! I can’t wait to hear what you think!

  7. Merisha Abbott Sep 3 2013 at 9:52 am #

    so excited for this book!! Congrats on your release!

  8. Adelena Oh Sep 3 2013 at 9:59 am #

    Congrats Jodi! This might sound creepy, but I’ve been waiting forever to get into that genius, mysterious & amazingly sweet mind of Sam’s!

    • jodimeadows Sep 3 2013 at 8:13 pm #

      Hahahaha, no, it makes sense! I can think of a few book boys whose heads I’d like to get into.

      Um. In a non-dirty way. O.o

  9. Petra Sep 3 2013 at 2:21 pm #

    Congratulations! 😀

  10. Jon Sep 3 2013 at 8:11 pm #

    I can’t wait to read this book and Infinite of course! 😉

    • jodimeadows Sep 3 2013 at 8:16 pm #

      Thanks!! I really hope you like them! 😀

  11. Kim Sep 3 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    That sounds so good! I’m excited to read it — the cover and title are amazing.

  12. Crystal Sep 6 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    Another AMAZING cover! I can’t wait to read it. Congrats on release day!!!!

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